Chairman: Michael G. Leahy
Director: Norman J. Farley
In June 2014, the Statewide Interoperability Radio
Control Board was established in the Department of Information Technology by the Annotated Code of Maryland, Public Safety Article, §
1-501-1-503. The Board is the governance
body that coordinates the operation and maintenance of the Statewide Public Safety
Interoperability Radio System, also known as Maryland FIRST. The System is a P25
Phase II 700 MHz land mobile radio system that connects Maryland's first
responders on one secure radio system.
Under the law, the Board’s responsibilities include:
conducts open meetings quarterly. The
daily operation of the Board and its responsibilities is conducted by the
Director of the Board.
consists of 11 members. Five members,
who represent local government entities that are either users of or
contributors to the System, are appointed by the Governor. The remaining 6
members are the Secretaries of Information Technology, State Police and
Transportation (or their designee), the Directors of the Maryland Institute for
Emergency Medical Services Systems and Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
(or their designee), and the State Interoperability Director.
appointed members are: Craig A. Moe; Clay B. Stamp; D. Wayne Darrell; Tony
W. Rose; and Charles R. Summers.
Due to the Governor's request for social distancing and the concern for the well being of our citizens, the June 16, 2021 Radio Control Board meeting will be a virtual meeting. Guests will listen by clicking on this address or copy and paste it into your browser bar.
100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
300-301 West Preston Street, Baltimore MD 21201
410-697-9700 - Dial 7-1-1 to place a call through Maryland Relay